Are you looking for a company to cleaning your medical or care facilities?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) guidelines require all healthcare settings to comply with ‘Outcome 8 – Cleanliness and Infection Control. Exeter cleaning work with dental, medical and care providers to ensure that they meet the CQC National specification for cleanliness.

Our Exeter based medical cleaning company ensure that the service we provide is not only hygienically clean but is also kind to the environment.

We can provide your company with a personialised quote based on your reccomendations. If you are unsure what it is you are after then please do not hesitate to get in touch for a chat – 01392 466622 

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Fundamentals for cleaning a commercial kitchen

A spotless commercial kitchen is extremely important for health & safety reasons. With regular maintenance, commercial cleaning does not have to be a particularly difficult or time-consuming task.

The best approach to professionally cleaning a commercial kitchen is to divide the job into a series of smaller tasks.

Here are some basic tips on how to professionally clean hard surfaces, non-carpeted floors, and bins.

Cleaning Hard Surfaces

  • Set any storage items to the side.
  • Remove loose debris from the surface, and discard into a bin.
  • Holding the bottle about eight to 12 inches away from the surface to avoid over-spray, spray cleaner onto the area to be cleaned.

Cleaning Non-Carpet Flooring

  • Sweep the floor first.
  • Mop the floor with a hot soapy-water solution.
  • Mop the floor a second time with a fresh bucket of plain hot water to clean up any excess soap.

Cleaning Out Bins

  • Remove the bin bag from each bin.
  • Make sure no liquid drips onto the floor, dispose of the bin bags properly, recycling if possible.
  • Using a cleaning solution, scrub the containers both on the inside and on the outside with a non-food contact brush or scouring pad.
  • Rinse with water.
  • Empty the dirty water.
  • Allow the containers to air-dry.
  • Place new bin bags in the containers.
  • Place containers back into their proper locations.

if you need help with your commercial cleaning then please contact us we will be delighted to give you a quote

5 Tips To Consider When Choosing Professional Cleaning Services

The market for cleaning services has been on the rise. With more companies entering the market it can be challenging to find the right company that delivers high-quality services. There are many businesses out there that would be willing to offer cleaning services at a low cost, but does that guarantee that they have the necessary skills to meet your needs?

Below are 5 factors we feel you should consider when selecting  your professional cleaning services company.

  1. Past industry experience – While it may seem that cleaning services are a basic skill, there are specific standards across different industries that may vary. Therefore when considering companies be sure to check whether they have the requisite experience to meet your individual cleaning needs. A company that has been in operation for many years and has worked in several industries is better equipped to handle a wide range of cleaning services.
  1. Cleaning checklist – Before engaging cleaning services you should discuss what your expectations are at the onset. Professional cleaning companies will typically have a set checklist that can be modified to suit your individual needs. This gives you a sense of comfort in knowing exactly what your payment will be going towards.
  1. Staff training and qualification – Working with a professional cleaning service can be great as you have the comfort in knowing that there is a team of persons working, so if any one person is unavailable it does not affect operations. However it is important to consider what training staff members go through and if each person assigned to you is properly trained.
  1. Customer service – There is an age-old saying that you can learn a lot about a person by how he/she handles problems; the same applies to cleaning companies. When working with a cleaning company, take note of what systems are in place to rectify any issues that arise.  Some companies also offer trial period where you can feel them out and get a better sense of how they operate. At the end of the day you should feel as though this company is just as concerned as you are about ensuring that your cleaning needs are met.
  1. Types of cleaning products used – In recent times there has been increasing awareness of the damage caused from the use of toxic chemicals in the cleaning process.  You should therefore be sure to question companies about the type of chemicals they use and its impact.  Professional cleaning companies are well versed in alternative chemical products that are less toxic and harmful. This provides you a huge sense of comfort in knowing that the cleaning procedures employed are environmentally safe.

Following the above guidelines takes the guesswork out of the process and gives you the confidence to make the right choice to meet your cleaning needs. Whatever your choice, no matter the industry, feel free to contact us on 01392 466622  or email sales@exetercleaning.co.uk

Keeping your office computer keyboards & telephones clean

Keeping your office computer keyboards  &  telephones clean

While everyone knows the importance of keeping the office toilets and kitchens clean, it is easy to forget about the importance of ensuring that telephones and computer keyboards are free of dirt and bacteria.

While toilet seats and worktops are obvious bacteria breeding grounds, you’d probably be surprised by the amount of debris and grime which can build up on communication equipment over time, and they can be a hidden source of danger lurking in the workplace.

Although most office cleaners will dust the keyboards and telephones in the office on a regular basis, often wiping them down as part of the process with a wet cloth, this isn’t really sufficient to remove all of the ground in dust, bacteria and even makeup which accumulates with every passing day.

Why are computer keyboards and telephones such a problem?

At one time, office workers were often the only person to use their computer keyboard or telephone, however these days this is no longer the case. Nowadays equipment is frequently shared between two or more workers, and that means that cross-infection is always a risk.

This is why telephones, and all of their attached components including headsets, handsets, cords and buttons are thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis with sanitising solutions and alcohol wipes.

Computer keyboards also represent an attractive breeding ground for the bacteria which can cause illness in the office, and therefore they need to be regularly cleaned with the same alcohol wipes and sanitisers, as well as brushed and vacuumed to remove any crumbs and dust collecting under the keys.

The facts about bacteria

It will probably shock you to discover that an office keyboard can harbour over 300 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat, which make it clear why they can be such a health hazard, particular in offices where workers often eat at their desks.

More than 70% of infections are passed to others through touch, and the average office employee comes into contact with as many as 10 million bacteria on a daily basis, some of which can cause sickness which is severe enough to have to stay off work.

Some viruses like the common cold and influenza are able to survive on desks, keyboards and telephones for as long as 24 hours, and therefore a deep clean is a key part of protecting workers from illness while also ensuring that the office remains productive.

Although it’s impossible to eliminate all viruses and bacteria, the best solution is to use a sanitiser and alcohol wipes on telephones and keyboards regularly. With billions of pounds being lost every year because of staff illnesses, it’s essential to take steps to reduce the risk of disease from unsanitary equipment, not only to protect the workers’ well-being and health, but also to help the company to save money and to function more effectively.